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Presidents column

Dear Hazel Henderson,

The Grand Renewable Energy 2018 (GRE2018) International Conference and Exhibition was held at the Pacifico Yokohama, Japan on 18-22 June. This major event – occurring every four years since 2006—is held together with ISES, which serves as a co-organizer. I gave a welcoming address at the Conference opening on June 19, and a keynote address at an ISES/JSES (Japan Solar Energy Society) Workshop titled RE100 in the World and Japan.

I also moderated a panel session on Terawatt-Scale Photovoltaics as part of a special NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization) Session titled “Renewable Energy Makes New Era – to realize a Low Carbon Society”. I was especially honored to receive their Renewable Energy Ensembles Award, along with Prof Emeritus Kosuke Kurokawa, as a token of their appreciation for supporting these conferences since 2006.

In my welcome speech I noted that ISES has had a long tradition, beginning back in 1954, of supporting R&D in solar energy technologies. Through our ISES Solar Energy Journal, our Congresses and Conferences, and our extended international membership, we have encouraged further research in all solar energy technologies, and today we can be proud of the tremendous success that these technologies now have in the marketplace, and the ever-growing role they are playing in meeting our end use energy demands.

Read the full Presidents Column by Dr. David Renné.

Society news

Solar World Congress 2019 to be held in Santiago Chile

ISES is pleased to announce plans for the upcoming Solar World Congress 2019, SWC 2019. The Congress is scheduled to take place from the 4 – 7 of November 2019 in Santiago, Chile. Currently, committees are being organized in order to make this event another successful platform for the international solar and renewable energy community. View more details here:

Proceedings available soon for ISES Solar World Congress 2017 / IEA SHC Solar Heating and Cooling Conference 2017

The proceedings will be made available shortly for the joint conference of the ISES Solar World Congress 2017 and the International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry.

The successful joint conference took place in Abu Dhabi during the week of 29 October – 2 November 2017 where participants gathered to share the latest in technology advances, best practices, and case studies that reflect the remarkable global renewable energy transformation taking place today.

The proceedings will be open-access, each have a unique DOI number and be searchable on the ISES proceedings database. A press release will be sent to all ISES contacts in the coming week!

Registration open for EuroSun 2018

The EuroSun 2018 Conference will take place from 10 – 13 September 2018 in Rapperswil, Switzerland, hosted by HSR, the University of Applied Science Rapperswil. Online registration is now open and the program is available online. Early bird registration has been extended to 06 July.

Please visit for more information. ISES members can take advantage of discounted registration rates. Also register before 06 July for early-bird rates!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available here:

Intersolar Europe 2018: Innovation hub for energy solutions

The Intersolar Europe 2018 took place last week in Munich, Germany under the umbrella event “The smarter E Europe” which brings together four parallel exhibitions – the Intersolar Europe, ees Europe, Power2Drive Europe and EM-Power. With 1,177 exhibitors and 47,000 visitors from around the world, the event was an innovation hub for new energy solutions.

The exhibition was an excellent opportunity to see first-hand the latest technologies and energy management solutions on the market today. Read the full event review by ISES Executive Secretary Jennifer McIntosh on the ISES website.

We look forward to seeing you at Intersolar North America 

ISES Members have already received their free registration for the Intersolar North America taking place 10 – 12 July 2018 in San Francisco. If you haven’t received your discount code please contact [email protected].

Visit the ISES team together with ISES American Section, ASES, and NorCal Solar at booth 9015 to learn more about our work.

Increased impact factor for ISES journal Solar Energy

ISES and Elsevier are delighted to share that the impact factor for the ISES journal “Solar Energy” has gone up from 4.374 to 4.018.

The impact factor measures the average of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.

Thank you to Editor-in-chief Prof. Yogi Goswami, Subject Editors Jan Kleissl, Ranga Pitchumani, Yanjun Dai, Nicola Romeo and all Associate editors working tirelessly on constantly improving the quality of Solar Energy.